A new way of thinking

Changes in how pupils are assessed The new national curriculum introduced in September 2014 has led to a change in the assessment of pupils in primary and secondary schools. The previous system, when children were assessed using ‘levels’, was considered outdated, difficult for parents to understand, and the Department for Education ...

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How to make your entry unforgettable

With the deadline for entries fast approaching and the fourth annual Educate Awards only months away, we caught up with the judging panel to give you some handy tips when filling out that all important entry form. The third annual Educate Awards took place in Liverpool Cathedral last November as schools ...

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Reading as a route out of poverty

According to Save the Children, almost half of pupils who are eligible for free school meals are not able to read well by the age of eleven. Poor literacy is one of the strongest contributing factors to unemployment in the UK, revealing that limited reading in childhood has a negative ...

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Tales of transition

Transition from primary to secondary school is an important milestone in a child's educational and personal development and, as such, is often met with mixed feelings. For an eleven year old, starting ‚ 'big school' is an exciting but nerve-wracking rite of passage. Many look forward to the prospect of more ...

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